Untrieds: Zoya Zara

I purchased this during the Zoya complimentary 4 You sale back in January, where you selected 4 polishes of your choice for complimentary and just pay for shipping and handling.  A couple of weeks ago, I finally wore the first of the 4 – the shade Zara.

This was a somewhat significant event considering that I had mostly gotten rid of all my Zoya nail polishes and had not worn a Zoya for years.  I found that in general, Zoya polishes didn’t last as long on me, they would chip really badly and on some occasion, peel off in sheets.  With this terrific deal, I made a decision it was time to give Zoyas another try considering that they offer some fairly special colours.

Zoya’s site describes Zara as: vivid blue-toned light purple with strong golden duochrome shimmer. This is the photo that’s shown on their site:

Dovoluji si nesouhlasit. It’s not THAT vivid. and it’s not blue-toned. It’s a medium kinda bright-ish lilac-y shade. This is what it really looks like:

And my cam is making a liar out of me by tinting all my purples so they look blue-toned! I tried to shift the tint a lot more reddish toned but this is the best I could do without making the shimmer look bright red. When I think of brilliant blue-toned purples, I think of African violets.  This ain’t no African violet!  But despite the shade disconnect, it’s still a charming shade.

The Zoya site also ranked this polish a 5 out of 5 in intensity – I would have ranked it 3 out of 5. It’s somewhat sheer especially on the first coat:

I ended up applying 3 coats to get the coverage I wanted, here’s coat 2:

And coat 3:

And here’s the glamour shot:

(but it’s not this blue-toned in real life! I’m staring at the bottle ideal beside me and it’s making me twitchy that I can’t get the exact polish colour without making my hand look like lobster claws)

The duochrome shimmer is sensational though: it shifts from orange to yellow depending on the angle – it’s special to my collection. This macro shot is probably the most accurate colour that I was able to achieve:

I wore this polish for a full week.  The peeling and chipping issues I had experienced with Zoyas before didn’t materialize, although I did notice that this polish seem to show obvious idea wear a lot more swiftly than other polishes – within a day my nails looked like I’d been wearing it for 5 days.  It’s not a deal-breaker and I’ll be testing out the other 3 polishes to see how I fare with those.

Zoya was one of the first mainstream polishes to be 3-free – now it’s so commonplace that we don’t think twice.  They’re available at appeal supply and beauty parlors for around $12 CAD each.

Are you a fan of Zoya polishes?  I’ve been on a purple polish kick lately. What’s your much-loved purple coloured nail polish?

Sdílet toto:

Klikněte pro e-mailem na PAL (otevře se v novém okně)
Klikněte pro sdílení na Pinterestu (Otevře se v novém okně)

Klikněte pro sdílení na Twitteru (otevře se v novém okně)
Klikněte pro sdílení na Tumblr (Otevře se v novém okně)

Klikněte pro sdílení na RedDIT (Otevře se v novém okně)

Stejně jako načítání …


Zoya complimentary 4 You saleI caught wind of this deal through fivezero, who frequently features nail polish deals on her blog. For the past year I have not been able to partake in the sales but not anymore! This Zoya nail polish deal was too good to pass up – it’s for 4 free…
January 6, 2016In “Beauty”

Kolektivní lakové lakové akvizice, které jste viděli ve včerejším příspěvku, jsem v minulém měsíci zasáhl všechny vítěze a marshalls v roce 10km poloměru mého domova. I also checked out my much-loved beauty parlor supply shop that sells polishes for low-cost – they still had the Essie get 4 get 2 complimentary offer, and…
5. února 2016 ‘Beauty ”

Zoya MeadowI received this from the charming polished and inspired when we met up in May! thank you again for this polish, it’s so “me”! 😀 With the summer days winding down, I thought this was a great summer time shade to wear before the heat died down! I’m a fan of…
August 30, 2016In “Beauty”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *